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Heidi Swapp September Skies file folder album

I wanted to keep memories from a recent visit to the Orlando Art Museum. It was such an amazing experience and very out of my normal routine. I must say that us crafters are artist of some kind and even though I don’t paint, seeing other forms of art really inspired me.

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For this project I wanted to use the September Skies collection from Heidi Swapp. I was very much drawn to the colors and especially to one of the papers that has a constellation graphics.

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This collection was so easy to work with. I should say that part of that was thanks to the amazing ephemera pack that makes embellishment of your pages a breeze.

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When you visit an art museum taking photos is a little tricky, you are actually not allowed due to the artist copyrights. I used most of the free brochures to remember those areas and then complemented with the photos that I was allowed to take.

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I was really happy that even the brochures match the paper collection.

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This whole project is made out papers scored and folded in half creating a cascading effect. To hold the pages together I simply used a stapler that holds everything in place.

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For the cover I used a previous collection file folder and used the amazing floral paper from the September Skies collection. And yes I had a blast fuzzy cutting all the flowers! A wood veneer piece and stamping completes the look.

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At the end of the project I added a big pocket that holds the extra brochures that I didn’t use. I attached in the front of the pocket the admission tickets and another photo.

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Hope that this inspires you to scrap all of those vacation photos that we take and forget when we get home. This project was super fast and simple and something that I am gonna cherish. I’ll see you soon with more crafty goodness.

 

 

 

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Altered box and mini album as a birthday present

As my daughter’s birthday is this month I wanted to make something to show her how much I love her and how proud I am of the amazing woman she has become. There is a saying “The best presents are the ones made from the heart” and this is the reason why I love so much paper crafting and doing things handmade that show our love.

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I decided to altered a box that holds a mini album with lots of inspirational quotes, photos of her and little notes of love.

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For this project I used the My Mind’s Eye collection Ashbury Heights, which is very colorful and playful.

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This collection has the most amazing graphics. My favorite was a floral paper, that reminded me of paper from the Rifle paper company, another one of her favorites.

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For my album I wanted an enclosure and decided to alter a muffin box. This box she can use on her bookshelf to store other items like notebooks, paper and more later on.

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To decorate the box I used a printable quote I found on Pinterest. I traced the size of the quote and with a craft knife cut around it. The box you can open on the top and sides, to make it easy to attach the quote on the inside and then proceed to decorate with whatever papers you like. After your whole box is decorated just use adhesive to close it back together. The more papers you use the studier your box will get. As a precaution I also used clear acetate sheet on top of the printable for more durability.

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After my box was completed I made a simple mini accordion style album with pictures of her.

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I can happily report that she loved the gift and is now displayed on her bookshelf. A box that otherwise is garbage can be transformed into a pretty display, just use your imagination. Thank you for reading and I will see you soon with more crafty projects.

 

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Filofax decorated pages January and February

I can’t believe we are already in March, the third month of this year. I feels to me like a few days ago we were just celebrating a new year and I of course, was setting up my new planner. Two months later, and these are my decorated pages for January and February. Hope you guys like it and get inspiration out of them.

 

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During the month of January I was using my Filofax Patent in pink. I was very influenced by the vibrant color of this planner.

 

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This page is influenced by a Heidi Swapp class that I took in January. This is my take on the minty green stationery sticky notes from the Target Dollar Spot.

 

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Some weeks I felt like just doing a simple page. The 3×4 project life card was my inspiration.

 

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For the February pages I used lots of pinks, reds, black and white. Of course hearts are all over.

 

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Sometimes finding new washi tapes are my inspiration. Here some I picked from Joann stores.

 

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More love inspired pages. Oh February!

 

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Last page of the month and after all the pink overdose, I wanted to transition to March using coral and blue.

 

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Thank you so much for reading. I will see you next month with new decorated pages.

 

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A New Planner for Spring

My love for planners keeps growing. I have now a little collection of planners and it is so much fun to switch from one to the other. After getting a Webster Pages Color Crush planner as a Christmas gift, I decided to use as my spring planner, and of course to have a new set up for it.

 

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This is my first Webster Pages planner and I must say I really love the quality. I found it to be a little more roomier that the personal size Filofax and the color is so pretty.

 

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Webster pages planners come with a variety of inserts, and I must say I was pretty much impressed by their designs. But I decided not to get mine with the inserts, as I like to personalize mine using the stash of supplies that I have in my craft room.

 

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As soon as I saw the teal color of this planner I knew I wanted to useĀ  a Heidi Swapp collection and for my luck she just released a new line called Wanderlust. This collection is now available at Joann Stores.

 

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I purchased a few of the supplies from the collection. This collection is planner oriented, there are paper clips, notebooks, envelopes , stamps and so much more.

 

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Here are a few pictures of how I used all of the supplies to decorate my planner.

 

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I was very happy when I saw the floral ephemera that this collection has. It has my favorite flower: Peonies.

 

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I had this set of sticky flags from the Target Dollar Spot that was a perfect match. I used the paper as background and I attached the stickies using adhesive.

 

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And of course new planner means new inserts. I designed these ones using Photoshop. I was very much influenced by Heidi Swapp, after taking her online class last january.

 

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This is how my weekly inserts will be and of course later on I am gonna decorate them.

 

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I will see you soon with more pictures of upcoming weeks decorations. Thank you so much for reading and your comments

 

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